Monday, August 18, 2008

Prime Minister Prachanda was sworn in today

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered him oath of office and secrecy. He took oath "in the name the people".

Breaking the long-held tradition, Prachanda attended his swearing-in ceremony wearing a western suit and Bhadgaule topi instead of the traditional 'national dress' Daura Suruwal and 'Nepali topi'.

Earlier today, a central committee meeting of Maoist party held at its parliamentary office in Singha Durbar had taken the decision on the PM's outfit.

Vice President Parmananda Jha, CA chairman Subas Nemwang and heads of foreign diplomatic missions were also present at the PM's swearing ceremony.

The PM will shift to his official residence in Baluwatar today

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